About Route 29 Solutions
The Route 29 Solutions improvement projects represent a significant investment in mobility and reducing congestion on the busiest north-south corridor in the Charlottesville / Albemarle County region. Project selection was the result of a process that included input from an advisory panel, local governments, residents and business and environmental groups from communities along the corridor.
Route 29 Solutions Projects
Routes 29/250 Interchange
Route 29 / Rio Road grade-separated intersection
Route 29 Widening
Berkmar Drive Extension
Adaptive traffic signal control technology
Hillsdale Drive Extended
Hydraulic Road Intersection Study
Hillsdale Drive South
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Increase Capacity and Improve Efficiency
Projects to improve the Route 29 corridor north of Charlottesville were approved June 18, 2014, in the 2015-20 update to the Six-Year Improvement Program.
Bypass Interchange Improvements
Length/Limits: Route 29 intersection at Hydraulic Road south to Route 250 Bypass interchange, then west on Route 250 to Barracks Road interchange
This project will add a second lane to the entrance ramp from Route 29 (Emmet Street) south onto the westbound Route 250 Bypass ... read more.
Route 29 / Rio Road Intersection Improvements
Length/Limits: 1 mile, from Route 851 (Dominion Drive) to Route 1417 (Woodbrook Drive)
The project will separate Route 29 (Seminole Trail) and Rio Road traffic by replacing the current at-grade intersection with a grade-separated intersection ... read more.
Route 29 Widening to Six Lanes
Length/Limits: 1.8 miles, from Polo Grounds Road to Towncenter Drive
This project will widen a 1.8-mile segment of Route 29 from four to six lanes. For sight distance and safety, several sections of the roadway ... read more.
Alternative for Local Traffic
Length/Limits: 2.3 miles, from current terminus at Hilton Heights Road north to Towncenter Drive
This project will construct an extension that will include a bridge spanning the South Fork Rivanna River ... read more.
Improved Traffic Control System
Length/Limits: 3.5 miles, from Hydraulic Road to Airport Road
This project includes numerous improvements to the existing traffic signals along the Route 29 corridor, and including 18 intersections ... read more.
Hillsdale Drive Extended
Length/Limits: .85 mile, from Greenbriar Drive to Hydraulic Road
This project will offer an alternative for local traffic that will reduce the volume on Route 29. The connection will complete a parallel road ... read more.
Hydraulic Road intersection improvements study
Length/Limits: .85 mile, from Route 250 Bypass to Charlottesville north city limits
This intersection has been identified as a high priority for improvements to enhance safety and reduce congestion ... read more.
Proposed extension of Hillsdale Drive
Length/Limits: Approximately 1/4 mile
The extension of Hillsdale Drive south of Hydraulic Road will provide an alternate route of travel for primarily local traffic traveling north ... read more.